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UN General Assembly

The General Assembly is the main deliberative organ of the United Nations. It is composed of representatives of all Member States, each of which has one vote. Decisions on important questions, such as those on peace and security, admission of new Members and budgetary matters, require a two-thirds majority. Decisions on other questions are reached by a simple majority. These decisions may be adopted without a vote, or with a vote, which may be recorded, non-recorded or by roll-call. While the decisions of the General Assembly have no legally binding force for Governments, they carry the weight of world opinion on major international issues, as well as the moral authority of the world community. The work of the United Nations derives largely from the decisions of the General Assembly, i.e. the will of the majority of the Members, as expressed in resolutions adopted by the General Assembly. This database contains General Assembly reports and resolutions of relevance to the work of UNHCR.  Website: www.un.org/ga
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Assistance to refugees, returnees and displaced persons in Africa : report of the Secretary-General

20 August 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Note on international protection

9 July 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Notes on International Protection

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

17 February 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Assistance to refugees, returnees and displaced persons in Africa : Report of the Secretary-General

21 August 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Regional Reports

Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees : Covering the period 1 July 2013 – 30 June 2014

30 June 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Annual Reports

United Nations General Assembly Resolutions of particular relevance to statelessness and nationality

16 May 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, questions relating to refugees, returnees and displaced persons and humanitarian questions : report of the 3rd Committee : General Assembly, 68th session

6 February 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Assistance to refugees, returnees and displaced persons in Africa : report of the Secretary-General

22 August 2013 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Regional Reports

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

6 March 2013 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, questions relating to refugees, returnees and displaced persons and humanitarian questions : report of the 3rd Committee : General Assembly, 67th session

7 December 2012 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Sessional Reports

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